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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Trade Deficit

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Trade Deficit on 19th April 1989.


Mr. Bell To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the manufacturing trade deficit in 1989.

Mr. Major The Financial Statement and Budget Report for 1989–90 shows a forecast deficit in manufactured trade in 1989 of £15.5 billion.

Mr. Beith To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the deficit in trade in manufactures for 1990–91.

Mr. Major The Financial Statement and Budget Report for 1989–90 provides a forecast of the manufactured trade balance for 1989 only. Forecasts of the balance in later years are not published.